Nigerian artistes, Burna Boy and Rema have been announced as nominees in the 2020 MTV European Music Award Best African Act category.
Other African artistes in the category include; Master KG, Kabza de Small and DJ Maphorisa (South Africa), Sheebah (Uganda), and Gaz Mawete (DRC).
Lady Gaga leads the pack with seven nominations which include “Best Artist,” “Best Pop,” and “Best Video” for her duet with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me,” which also secured her a position in the “Best Song” and “Best Collaboration” categories.
Asian music group, BTS and Justin Bieber each received five nods, within categories including “Biggest Fans” and “Best Pop.”
The nominations include three new categories: “Best Latin,” “Video for Good” and “Best Virtual Live.” The “Best Local Act” category returns, with nominations including Lady Gaga, Megan Thee Stallion, and Cardi B for “Best US Act,” Justin Bieber, and The Weeknd for “Best Canadian Act” and Dua Lipa for “Best UK and Ireland Act,” and more.
The two-hour 2020 MTV EMAs will air globally on MTV in 180 countries on Sunday, 8 November 2020.